By Peter Eisner
Compared to Casablanca through the Washington Post, this a page–turning tale of a gaggle of resistance staff who secreted downed Allied fighter pilots via France and into protection in Spain in the course of international conflict II.
As conflict raged opposed to Hitler's Germany, progressively more Allied fliers have been shot down on missions opposed to Nazi ambitions in occupied Europe. Many fliers parachuted appropriately in the back of enemy traces in basic terms to discover themselves stranded and hunted down through the Gestapo. The Freedom Line strains the exciting and precise tale of Robert Grimes, a 20–year–old American B–17 pilot whose airplane used to be shot down over Belgium on Oct. 20, 1943. Wounded, disoriented, and scared, he was once rescued by way of operatives of the Comet Line, a bunch of tenacious younger ladies and males from Belgium, France, and Spain who joined forces to rescue the Allied aircrews and take them to defense. And on Christmas Eve 1943, he and a bunch of fellow americans confronted unforeseen unexpected threat and tragedy at the border among France and Spain.
the line to security was once a treacherous trip through teach, through bicycle, and strolling that stretched hundreds of thousands of miles throughout occupied France to the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border. Armed with guile and spirit, the selfless civilian opponents of the Comet Line had risked their lives to create this underground railroad, and via this time within the warfare, that they had kept hundreds and hundreds of usa citizens, British, Australians, and different Allied airmen.
in line with interviews with the survivors and in–depth archival learn, The Freedom Line is the tale of a bunch of neighbors who selected to behave on their lonesome out of a deep recognize for liberty and human dignity. Theirs used to be a braveness that presumed to tackle a fearfully strong foe with few defences.